Jobs and Economy

Hawley Calls on DOJ to Block Capital One-Discover Merger

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Department of Justice (DOJ) Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Jonathan Kanter, urging him to block the merger between Capital One and Discover Financial Services.

"This is destructive corporate consolidation at its starkest. If consummated, this merger will create a new juggernaut in the credit card market, with unprecedented powers to extort American consumers. That cannot be allowed to happen," wrote Senator Hawley.


Hawley Slams Capital One-Discover Merger, Renews Fight to Cap Credit Card Interest Rates

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statements, condemning the recently announced Capital One-Discover merger and calling for the deal to be blocked. Senator Hawley also renewed his push to cap credit card interest rates at 18 percent to provide relief for working Americans.

Hawley Blasts Senate Leadership for Funding Foreign Wars While Ignoring Nuclear Radiation Victims in U.S.

Tonight U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) delivered remarks on the Senate floor ahead of an expected votes on additional aid to Ukraine. Senator Hawley blasted Senate Leadership for shoveling billions of dollars to foreign wars while ignoring Americans who have been poisoned by the federal government through its atomic program.

"We have enough money to make hundreds of millions of dollars of our taxpayer funds available to the private sector in Ukraine [...] We've got money without end [...] I...

Hawley Warns Aluminum Plant Owner of Potential Labor Law Violation, Urges Him to Resume Production, Save Missouri Jobs

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Matt Lucke, owner of Magnitude 7 Metals in Marston, Missouri. Senator Hawley urged Mr. Lucke to re-open the plant and warned him of his potential violation of the WARN Act that deprives his workers of compensation they are owed under federal law.

Last week, Senator Hawley urged President Biden to use the Defense Production Act to prevent the shutdown of Magnitude 7 Metals to preserve good-paying union jobs and safeguard national security.


Hawley Op-Ed: The Border Bill’s Assault on American Workers

By U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) | Feb. 5, 2024 | Compact Magazine

This week, the Senate is supposedly voting on the biggest immigration overhaul in decades.  That is a polite way of saying that US workers are on the chopping block. The Senate’s “border deal” is a terrible bargain hashed out behind closed doors, one that sells out the American working class in favor of illegal immigrants, the biggest corporations, and Wall Street.  


America’s big corporations want cheap labor. They don’t...

Hawley Demands Biden Use Defense Production Act to Save Missouri Aluminum Plant and Union Jobs

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to use the Defense Production Act to prevent the shutdown of Magnitude 7 Metals—an aluminum manufacturer in Marston, Mo., that accounts for nearly 30 percent of the nation’s primary aluminum production. Senator Hawley warned that the closure of Magnitude 7 Metals would deliver a devastating blow to working families in Missouri and undermine U.S. national security.

"Magnitude 7 Metals’ 'curtailment' of its...

Hawley Slams Biden Admin for Prioritizing its Radical, Pro-China Climate Agenda over American Workers

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) called out the Biden Administration over its hyper-fixation on a radical climate agenda that is propping up China's manufacturers on the backs of American workers. During an Energy Committee hearing, Senator Hawley questioned U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Secretary David Turk about the Administration’s policies and advocated for the nation's autoworkers, including those at the General Motors plant in Wentzville, Mo., who fought for fair wages amid the...

Hawley’s Bipartisan AI Bill to Empower Parents to Hold Big Tech Accountable Blocked on Senate Floor

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) delivered remarks on the Senate Floor and called for unanimous consent to pass his bill, the No Section 230 Immunity for AI Act. This legislation would clarify that Section 230 immunity does not apply to claims related to generative AI, ensuring consumers have the tools they need to protect themselves from harmful content produced by the latest advancements in AI technology.

“We have seen what [Big Tech companies] do with their subsidy from government when...

Hawley Calls on Yellen to Protect Missouri Union Jobs, Modify Terms of Yellow Corporation’s Loans

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, urging her to seek authority to extend the repayment terms of Yellow Corporation's outstanding CARES Act loans, in an effort to allow the company to obtain a buyer and preserve union jobs for hundreds of Missouri workers.

"After years of mismanagement, this once-venerable trucking company filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, jeopardizing tens of thousands of positions—including about 750 union jobs in...

Senate Passes Hawley Amendment to Budget Bill Blocking Taxpayer Funds to Chinese Corporations

Today the U.S. Senate voted on U.S. Senator Josh Hawley's (R-Mo.) Amendment (No Funding for Chinese Companies), as part of the upper chamber's minibus appropriations bill. Senator Hawley's amendment would prohibit Chinese entities or corporations from receiving any funding provided by the legislation. The amendment passed 61-36.

"The appropriations bills that we are now considering appropriating a total of $280 billion taxpayer dollars. [...] This amendment says that none of the money we are...